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Sexual Assault Awareness Seminar

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919 S Persimmon Ave

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Sexual Assault Awareness Seminar

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We are excited and eager this year because we are partnering with the City of Sanford’s Westside Youth Mentoring Program to host a major event to bring awareness to sexual assault and to provide resources for those who are in need of help for themselves or a friend. The HUSH No More Sexual Assault Awareness Seminar, will be held on November 7, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Westside Community Center, 919 S. Persimmon Ave., Sanford, Florida 32771. Events include the screening of the award winning documentary, community resources, Survivor Tribute and free food. All ages are welcome!

HUSH No More is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2019 to provide a platform for Survivors to share their experience with the “HUSH Topics” and to receive support from other Survivors and Victim Advocates. As well as provide training that will lead to awareness and prevention in our community. HUSH Topics are those topics that individuals, families, and organizations have a hard time discussing, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, sexual harassment, etc. Statistics show that these topics happen in 1 out of 6 households and the numbers are growing. Our vision is to create a world where Survivors feel empowered to HUSH No More, and share their stories with others to create knowledge that leads to safer communities.

Studies show that every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted and every 9 minutes that victim is a child. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men experience sexually harassed in the workplace. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of sexual violence by an intimate partner and since January 2018, The National Sexual Trauma Hotline has received over 8,000 calls this year. Hush No More will serve as resource for victims in our communities and as a training tool for community leaders and organizations to spread awareness of the Hush Topics. If you would like to volunteer or be a community resource, contact Dr. Vanessa Guyton at admin@thehushtopics.com.

Host BIO:Dr. Vanessa Dunn Guyton was born in Sanford, Florida, after traveling around the world, she currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. She the Founder and Executive Director of HUSH No More, a non-profit organization and movement that provides a platform to allow Survivors to share their story and help victims to heal and unleash the shame of their trauma. This platform led to her creating and producing the HUSH No More Documentary, the HUSH No More Book, and “When a Date Turns to Rape.” Her documentary has been shown internationally in Japan, Kuwait, Jordan, and Qatar to bring awareness to the HUSH Topics. Additionally, she is the CEO of Consulting Experts & Associates, LLC. CEA is a global training consulting firm that assists organizations in improving training and organization effectiveness. Dr. Guyton honorably served in the United States Army as a Human Resource Specialist for ten years. Additionally, she is a credentialed Victim Advocate and has certified over 3,200 Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates. Her training is provided globally to thousands of military organizations, colleges, and corporations on The Hush Topics: sexual assault, sexual harassment, drug-facilitated sexual assault, LGBTQ sexual assault, disabled victims, sex trafficking, suicide prevention, domestic violence, bystander intervention, and refresher training for Victim Advocates. She believes that awareness and knowledge lead to prevention.

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